| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Although it is an unapologetic celebration of its subject's remarkable life, Showtime's new documentary about Geraldine Ferraro is rimmed with sadness.
Some of this is understandable enough. Ferraro died two years ago, after battling blood cancer for...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:46 AM
DES MOINES - Iowa is a tough state for presidential front-runners. It may be the passive-aggressive nature of voters. Iowans are exceedingly polite; it’s the kind of place you’re expected to greet and even chat with others stepping onto an...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, was trying to explain recently why her state has remained "internationalist" in its soul, even as it shares the national anger about Iraq and Afghanistan. In Minnesota, she says, "internationalism is not just...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Composer's career was helped by Telly Savalas
John Cacavas, 83, a composer, arranger and conductor who parlayed his friendship with actor Telly Savalas into a prolific career scoring music for film and television, including a theme to...
| Feb 11, 2014
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way....
The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Hillary Clinton hasn't even thrown her hat into the 2016 presidential ring yet, but Republican tremors over the very thought have already unleashed red flares about her age and health that question her qualifications for the office.
It's an old partisan...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:03 AM
He went west to the heartland in 1983 with a guitar and a penny whistle, a political troubadour who was 20 but looked more like 15. And when he arrived, they gave him a phone, a map and a list of names, and said, "Go win part of Iowa for our...
| Jul 23, 2011
Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75.
Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...
| Sep 18, 2011
Eleanor Mondale, the vivacious daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale who was a television entertainment reporter, radio show host and occasional magnet for gossip, died Saturday at her Minnesota home, a family spokeswoman said. She was 51....
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:01 AM
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90.
McGovern died Sunday morning while...